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NEW! Civil Rights

U.S. law enforcement officers and other officials like judges and prosecutors have been given certain authorities by local, state, and federal governments—authority they must have to enforce the law and ensure justice in our country. These authorities include the ability to detain and arrest suspects, to search and seize property, to bring criminal charges, to make rulings in court, and to use deadly force in certain situations. Preventing abuse of this authority, however, is equally necessary to the health of our nation’s democracy. That is why it is a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” to willfully deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law. “Color of law” simply means the person is using authority given to him or her by a local, state, or federal government. This seven hour class will discuss “Color of Law” violations of the U.S. Constitution, hate crimes, and other Civil Rights violations.

• This class is 7 hours.
• Class hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


April 5, 2017
Criminal Justice Institute

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